Justin Walter, formerly deputy director of expense and capital budget for the New York City Office of Management & Budget, has been named Princeton’s assistant vice president for facilities finance and administrative services. He starts at Princeton on March 21.
As assistant vice president for facilities finance and administrative services, Walter will provide strategic oversight of the University’s capital program and manage its budgets. He will also play a lead role in managing the University’s facilities operating budget and engage with the many on-campus constituents whom the operating budget impacts.
“Justin is arriving at Princeton at an opportune time as we begin implementation of the most dynamic campus expansion program in our history,” said Vice President for Facilities KyuJung Whang, to whom Walter will report. “I look forward to Justin joining my senior leadership team as we manage our campus operations during this very active period.”
“I am honored to join the Princeton University community and the facilities department leadership team,” said Walter, who has more than 18 years of experience in financial management. “I look forward to leading finance and administrative services in our efforts to support the maintenance, enhancement and growth of Princeton’s beautiful campus.”
Walter added, “I will take great pride in doing my small part to help Princeton deliver outstanding teaching, learning and research that benefits our world.”
At Princeton, Walter will also lead a team of nearly 50 staff members and manage facilities’ large portfolio.
“Having worked at highly complex organizations for the City of New York, with a varied portfolio including budgeting, capital project financing and procurement management, Justin brings a wealth of experience in leading our finance and administrative functions,” said Whang.
In his most recent role in the New York City Office of Management & Budget, Walter conducted planning and provided management and administration oversight for a large portfolio of New York City’s agency expenses and capital budgets. He also advised senior leadership, including the mayor, on agency budgets and operations, and worked to ensure effective agency operations and efficient allocation of resources.
Walter graduated with a bachelor of arts in political science from Johns Hopkins University. He earned a master’s of public and nonprofit administration from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service with a specialization in finance.